Google PageRank Update Observed

Aug 25, 2008 • 8:08 am | comments (5) by twitter | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Just a few days ago, forum members across multiple forums started observing a new Google PageRank update. Forum members believe that Google is lifting PageRank penalties on sites that sold links, but I beg to differ.

It looks like a PR penalty lifting. At least this happened to one of my sites which sold links. No change on my white hat sites.

(Maybe that guy was just lucky.)

Others have confirmed that the PageRank penalty has been lifted, or so that's what they feel is the case. However, it's not necessarily the case that a penalty has been lifted as another forum member points out. However, everyone agrees for the most part that there are PageRank changes that have only come into effect in the past few days, though some are doubting that there is a PageRank update because it's just "too early."

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums.

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No Name

08/25/2008 02:34 pm

This guy (which.. hey! it's me) maybe was just lucky. Now, seriously, I just wanted to post what happened to me to contribute with my personal experience to the forum. In fact all my sites are white hat, but this was one sold links during sometime (yes, this is not really white). It happened to suffer a PageRank decreasing twice, to finally end up with 0 (but this means nothing, I not only kept my traffic, it increased with me doing nothing on the site). I'm not sure what happened yet, but from my side, it looks like PR adjustment + penalties lifting, as some of clients have their PR updated while me had its penalty lift (and no, my clients don't sell links or similar)

Tamar Weinberg

08/25/2008 08:48 pm

I got a penalty, hence the commentary ;)


08/26/2008 01:06 pm

Many of my internal pages and switching from pr0 to pr4 and have been over the last month.. seems google has 2 sets of pr data, well that's what i'm seeing for at least 4-6 weeks..

steve randall

09/29/2009 12:44 pm

3 of my internal pages have moved up a rank, does this mean pagerank toolbar update on way?


10/10/2009 02:10 pm

when will next google PR update?

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